Tapered Tenkara Lines (Nylon)
The tapered nylon tenkara line casts incredibly easily, has the highest visibility of any of our lines, and does a good job at staying off the water rather than sagging under the rod. It will be a staple in many tenkara anglers' kits, and is our new main recommendation for anyone getting started.
The tapered nylon line features a loop to girth-hitch to the rod tip, simplifying that connection. This line is available in two different lengths, 11'6" or 14'9". While the line can be cut, it is recommended to be fished at the designed lengths.
The tapered nylon line is our most buoyant option, and may be the best choice for anglers whose situation or fishing style dictate some line be left on the water.
11'6" (3.5m) for the rods under 13ft in length and fishing small and mid-size streams. 1% of the sale price of this line will go directly to conservation efforts 14'9" (4.5m) for rods over 13ft, for fishing mid and large size streams, rivers and lakes and more open waters, and for anglers who desire a longer line even with shorter rods.
1% of the sale value of this item will be donated to conservation efforts.
These lines are my favorite in the Tenkara USA lineup because they perform better than level line in the wind and are much less prone to tangling than braided line. When they do tangle, I've always got a fighting chance of detangling them. They don't have much memory, and what memory they have can be easily pulled out. Unlike most floating lines, these land lightly on the water. My only grievance is that they come in just the two standard lengths, so I'm forced to level line when I'm fishing really tight areas.
I didn't start to connect the dots until pulled the brilliant orange line out of the tiny ziplock and discovered that at 72, I had come full circle.....from an 8 year old freckled kid dodging watermoccasins guarding tiny creeks in central Georgia to a done-it-all old fart bathing in the glory of Olympic Peninsula estuaries. From 6 feet of heavy gnarly mono wrapped around a 5 foot sweet gum branch to the fine finish of tenkara. From a '56 big tire transport Schwin that got me to the creek to a rocketship fat bike knowing no boundaries. So....yep...the circle is unbroken.
These lines make a simple fishing method even simpler. They cast so easily, yet retain the stealth required of tenkara's "up close and personal" presentation. They're also surprisingly easy to cast in light wind.
Seems to be a great line. I did have a hard time figuring out how to connect the tippet since there were only videos addressing the furled line and the level line. I contacted customer service and they told me to tie it like I would with the level line. Problem solved. I decided to use a loop to loop connection though. All in all it works great.
Easy to cast and tie with. I recommend using tippet rings to prolong the life of your leader. Very durable material, I like it much more than traditional tapered leaders used in "western" fly fishing